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“14+ Spelling Bee” at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library 2019

“My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.” — A. A. Milne (author of Winnie-the-Pooh)

Celebrate the tradition of the spelling bee with Thomas Branigan Memorial Library!

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held in late May, but the library’s will be on May 4 and is open to the first 50 entrants aged 14 or older. Participants do not have to stand and spell the words, instead they will write their answers on a sheet of paper. Complete spelling bee rules are available at the library.

Participants must pre-register for this event, and registration is underway through May 3 or until all slots are filled.

For more information about the spelling bee, contact the reference department at 575/528-4005 or

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The library is located at 200 E. Picacho Avenue.

Save gas and avoid traffic! RoadRUNNER Transit can get you to the library. Branigan Library is located on Route #1, Stop #2, City Hall/Library.

If you require accommodation for a disability to participate in this event, or for this document to be made available in alternate formats, contact the library by calling 575/528-4102 (voice), e-mailing or request in person during open hours at least 48 hours in advance.